Islands- Creating Homes for Invertebrates

When people talk about freshwater ecosystems, the first images that come to mind are animals like fish, frogs, turtles, and birds. These organisms, called vertebrates, are the largest and most familiar life forms found in freshwater environments. However, a much more abundant and equally important part of the health of these ecosystems is a group of animals called invertebrates. These … Read More

An Innovative Home for Loons

loon on minnesota island

 Creating a wetland habitat for loons in Minnesota Phyllis Sherman reports that her two BioHaven home for loons in Northern Minnesota are “a great success!” A Star Tribune article recently announced that the Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources might receive $39 million over a 15-year period that may help the Minnesota state bird-the loon. This money would help lessen … Read More